Yakama Nation Seeks More Than $65 Million in Fire Damages
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The Yakama Nation is seeking $65.5 million in damages from the Klickitat Public Utility District for a 2013 wildfire that burned almost 20,000 acres of tribal timber land.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the state says the utility is at fault because its power lines…
The Department of Natural Resources Says ‘No More Volunteers’
State Department of Natural Resources officials are closing down volunteer-intake centers and saying they have all the help they need to fight Washington's largest fire ever -- the Okanogan Complex.
Thousands of volunteers have gone through crash-course fire training, helped operate heavy equipment a…
Washington State Wildfire Info Center
The folks at NBC-TV affiliate KING 5 in Seattle have compiled a helpful list of links to help those concerned and interested keep up with the latest on the Washington wildfires spreading across the state:
Gov. Inslee Asking Feds to Reconsider Wildfire Aid
Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the federal government to reconsider providing federal aid to people hurt by the state's largest wildfire.
Inslee said Wednesday that more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought.
The governor wrote to President Obama, saying temporary housing assistance f…
Sand Ridge Fire Completely Contained
In a press release this morning, it was announced that the Sand Ridge wildfire is now 100% contained.
The fire, which occurred eight miles east of Bickleton in Klickitat County, started on Aug. 20. The cause of the fire was a lightning strike...

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